JOHNRIEL Casimero tipped the scale at the bantamweight limit and now looks forward to taking care of business against Guillermo Rigondeaux in their world title fight on Saturday in Carson, California.
The 31-year- old champion came in at the 118 lbs. limit during the official weigh-in for his second defense of the World Boxing Organization belt.
Cuban challenger Rigondeuax, two-time Olympic gold medalist, checked in at 117.5 lbs.
Guillermo Rigondeaux and Johnriel Casimero are ready for battle.
With their battle on the scales over and done with, both fighters vow to put on a show.
The champion is consistent in saying he’s going to knock the lights out of the 40-year old challenger, who once beat Filipino Nonito Donaire Jr. in their unification bout back in 2013.
“I’m going to knock him out because of my training camp. I’ve been training so hard and my coach Nonoy Neri has prepared me for this moment,” said Casimero, who holds a 30-4 record with 21 KOs.
Rigondeaux, 40, said he will add Casimero to his list of Filipino victims that include Donaire and Drian Francisco (unanimous decision).
“Casimero is going to be the third Filipino that I’m going to take down. Everyone is going to see what I’m about on Saturday. I don’t have to tell anyone what’s going to happen now, you’re going to see it all in the ring,” said the Cuban (20-1, 13 KOs)
Jerry Cantu will be the third man in the ring, while the three judges scoring the fight are Tim Cheatham, Robert Hoyle, and Daniel Sandoval.
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